The Weekender: Q&A with City Council Candidates, Jerusalem Place Development, Assaggio Cooking School, North End Activist & Hubway Expansion

This week’s top posts featured politics, construction proposals, cooking, biking and more! Read on to learn about the most popular articles from this past week and watch videos covering some of these topics at recent local meetings.

Edwards & Passacantilli, District 1 City Council Candidates, at North End Forum [Video]

The two final candidates to represent District 1 (North End, Charlestown & East Boston) on the Boston City Council participated in a forum on October 12th at the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Read a breakdown of the meeting and watch the video here.

Neighborhood Council Hears Proposal For Three Building Development on Jerusalem Place [Video]

A three-building new construction project has been proposed at 5-7-9 Jerusalem Place, currently a parking lot on the narrow street located off Salem and N. Margin Streets. Owner Chris Young has applied to build three 5-story residential buildings, each with two apartments and two ground floor parking spaces, for a total of six units of roughly 1200 – 1800 square feet. Read more and watch a video presentation here.

Assaggio Restaurant to Open Cooking School on Prince Street [Video]

At 25-29 Prince Street, restauranteur Frank DePasquale is planning on expanding the second floor of Assaggio Restaurant for a cooking school, La Scuola at Assaggio. Cooking lessons would be available for chefs, culinary professionals, amateurs and youth education with local schools. Read more and watch a video from the October neighborhood council meeting here.

North End Activist Victor Brogna Can Play a Tune

The ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) featured board member Victor Brogna in this month’s newsletter. Victor grew up visiting the North End and made it his permanent home in 1993. Read more about Victor and his involvement in the local community here.

North End / Waterfront Targeted for Hubway Expansion

The North End / Waterfront has been identified as a target zone for the Hubway expansion because of its updated roadways, central location and popularity within the city. The project aims to position city bike stations within a 5-minute walk of each other to ensure easy public access. Read more and suggest Hubway locations here.

Editor’s Choice

Neighborhood Photo: Traffic Chaos on Commercial Street

This neighborhood photo, a bird’s eye view of Commercial Street last weekend, shows the traffic nightmare brought on by a combination of tourism, construction and neighborhood sports. Many North End / Waterfront residents have shared their opinions in the comments section of this post. Read what others had to say and share your own thoughts here.



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